Registered Nurse Level

Full Time
Canberra ACT
$114,201 - $118,901 a year
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Registered Nurse Level 3.1 - Advanced Practice Nurse ( Job Number: 023E1 ) Description
Canberra Health Services

Cancer Ambulatory Support

Walk in Centres

Position Number

Position Title
Advanced Practice Nurse

Registered Nurse Level 3.1

Vacancy Type
Permanent Full-time

The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Base Annual Salary
$114,201 - $118,901

Contact Officer
Alison Wong 0466 455 727 [email protected]

Closing Date
31 December 2022

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: The Walk in Centre’s (WiC) are a primary health service with Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) who provide episodic care for minor injury and illness to the ACT community and surrounds. Advanced Practice Nurses provide care to clients, using advanced clinical assessment skills supported by clinical treatment protocols, medication standing orders and clinical decision making.


Under limited direction of the Walk-in Centre Clinical Nurse Manager you will provide episodic primary health care for minor injury and illness to the ACT community. Duties include:

1. Deliver advanced, comprehensive nursing assessment, planning and implementation of care in accordance with Walk-in Centre protocols and in collaboration with other members of the Walk-in Centre team. While providing relevant opportunistic health promotion.

2. Contribute to clinical output using critical analysis and problem-solving skills. Maintain learnings in the primary health role to actively educate and support clients, enabling active participation in their own care.

3. Accountable for coordinating, managing and providing clinical care and appropriate internal and external stakeholder referral for clients within the nursing model of care of the WiC with an awareness of consumer safety.

4. Participate in clinical analysis and review including outcome-based decision making and research related to Walk-in Centre activity. Contribute to the professional development of self and others working in the Walk-in Centre.

5. Support and promote the CHS values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind through a working understanding of the integral role these values play in the holistic operation of the Walk-in Centre

6. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities 1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive 2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs

3. An ability to work respectfully in partnership with a range of stakeholders, while concurrently demonstrating leadership.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant registered nurse qualifications and a minimum of five years’ experience working professionally in primary health assessment experience is preferred.

  • Registered or be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Minimum of five years post graduate nursing experience.
  • Ability to work across all ACT Walk-in Centres, as directed.


  • Primary health assessment and treatment experience.
  • Tertiary level qualification OR Post Graduate course work or study.
  • The successful applicant must be available for a rotating roster with weekend, Public Holidays and evening work.
  • Have an high-level understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
As part of the selection process permanent Advanced Practice Nurse position candidates will need to complete a 4-week OSCE training module and pass the relevant Assessments for which Canberra Health Services will supply a temporary paid position to cover you for completion of the training module and assessment. Failure to complete or pass the module and assessments will result in an unsuccessful application and no permanent offer being extended. Please contact the listed Contact Officer for further information regarding this process.”

Note: This is a rolling advertisement.


These are the key Selection Criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience:

1. Proven advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the clinical assessment, treatment and referral of clients, using evidence-based practice with the ability and drive to learn.

2. Demonstrated professional leadership, supervision, team contribution and problem-solving skills.

3. Proven commitment to the development of learning, teaching and research orientated work environment within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.

4. Demonstrated high level communication, liaison, interpersonal and negotiation skills with knowledge of various computer software packages and a willingness to learn the databases that are integral to the Walk-in Centre.

5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful, and Kind.


Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current curriculum vitae, and

  • A two page response to the Selection Criteria under “What You Require”.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact: Alison Wong 0466 455 727 [email protected]

Job : Registered Nurses & Midwives Salary Range : 114,201.00 - 118,901.00 Contact Name: Alison Wong Contact Email: [email protected] Closing Date: 31/Dec/2022, 6:59:00 AM

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